When we bought our 1913 farm house, we didn’t have kids yet. Most of the work we did on the home was cosmetic with an exception of adding a new foundation, added a powder room to the main floor, and some rearranging in the kitchen. We were limited on options so did the best we could with the space and $$ we had. Now 13 years later we have 3 boys and a back door that enters right into our kitchen. It’s a small space that is always full of backpacks, football pads, snow pants, and shoes! I’ve tried so many solutions over the years, but have finally landed on one that works pretty well. Don’t get me wrong, I still am dreaming of a mudroom addition, but for now this will do just fine.
Here is the space at it’s worst…
Who knew boys/men could have so many shoes…
So I decide we needed some lockers. Custom built-ins were not in our budget so I began hunting like a crazy woman for vintage metal lockers. Then one day I just mentioned to my dear friend Amy that I was looking for some. Of course, she just happened to have this unit in her garage that she was willing to sell me!
So my hubbie painted them up for me and they fit perfect in the space. The boys still never seem to close the doors and rarely remember to put their stuff in them, but when they do they function perfectly!
On Thursday we’ll post the “after” pics of my entry with the lockers. But for now, please enjoy these beautiful, suspiciously perfect entries.
One more fabulous idea of what to do with pallets from Our Vintage Home Love!
I couldn’t find the original sourse but this is a fun entry I found on PINTEREST. I love the rustic bench with the crisp wall stripes.
I love, love, love this. The antique mirror feels like it was made to go above this bench.
Oh darn you Simply Seleta, now I’m not sure I like my entry make over anymore!